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Borussia bus bombs: capitalist terrorism?

Postby Risottia » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:19 am

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39571776

The bus carrying Borussia Dortmund to this evening's Champions League match has been hit by a blast. A team member is reportedly injured, no one else seems to have been hit. Nordrhein-Westfalen police are investigating the scene.
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Postby Thermodolia » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:20 am

Risottia wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39571776

The bus carrying Borussia Dortmund to this evening's Champions League match has been hit by a blast. A team member is reportedly injured, no one else seems to have been hit. Nordrhein-Westfalen police are investigating the scene.

Oh god. Do they think that terrorism is involved?
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Postby Washington Resistance Army » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:21 am

I'm not sure if I think it's Wahabbis or just crazy Euro sports fans.

Hmmm.

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Postby Sleet Clans » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:22 am

I'm betting it's terrorism
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Postby Luziyca » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:23 am

Washington Resistance Army wrote:I'm not sure if I think it's Wahabbis or just crazy Euro sports fans.

Hmmm.

Both, perhaps?

Like that suspect can be a Wahabbist sports fan who hates the team more than anything else?
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Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:25 am

What the hell, people. So this appears to have been at their hotel, near their bus, from what can be seen in some of the updates and sidebars. They were heading out to a game, apparently? Officials are saying there's no danger to the stadium - would bloody hope not, geeze ... hope everyone in that general area is ok, the player recovers, and they figure out what in Hades is going on there.

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Postby Luziyca » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:28 am

Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:What the hell, people. So this appears to have been at their hotel, near their bus, from what can be seen in some of the updates and sidebars. They were heading out to a game, apparently? Officials are saying there's no danger to the stadium - would bloody hope not, geeze ... hope everyone in that general area is ok, the player recovers, and they figure out what in Hades is going on there.

Indeed.

But knowing the Internet, I bet €20 that they'll be blaming Islam before the player is admitted into the A&E/ER.

Hope there were no deaths.
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Postby Medwedian Democratic Federation » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:28 am

Attack here, attack there, explosion, murder, assasination...

THIS IS GETTING ON MY NERVES.

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Postby Neu Leonstein » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:31 am

:(

I'm a Dortmund supporter... I was looking forward to the game.

Spiegel thinks Marc Batra is the injured player.
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Postby Maichuko » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:31 am

Very vague article. did someone throw a bomb, or did the bus just explode?
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Postby Chestaan » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:32 am

Neu Leonstein wrote::(

I'm a Dortmund supporter... I was looking forward to the game.

Spiegel thinks Marc Batra is the injured player.


BBC think's it's Batra also. Here's hoping he's ok.
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Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 am

Medwedian Democratic Federation wrote:Attack here, attack there, explosion, murder, assasination...

THIS IS GETTING ON MY NERVES.

Gosh. One can only imagine how those actually dealing with it all feel.
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Postby Luziyca » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:34 am

Maichuko wrote:Very vague article. did someone throw a bomb, or did the bus just explode?

I don't think they know yet.
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Postby Shamhnan Insir » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:34 am

Match postponed until tomorrow.
No danger to stadium had been reported. Possible that it was something mundane?
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Postby Neo Balka » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:35 am

welcome to Europe in the 21st century, no one is safe.

same as 80 years ago come to think of it...
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Postby Dread Lady Nathicana » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:35 am

Shamhnan Insir wrote:Match postponed until tomorrow.
No danger to stadium had been reported. Possible that it was something mundane?

Possible a tire could have blown, from the damage and such those suckers can do, but until we have actual facts ... ?

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Postby Chestaan » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:37 am

Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:
Shamhnan Insir wrote:Match postponed until tomorrow.
No danger to stadium had been reported. Possible that it was something mundane?

Possible a tire could have blown, from the damage and such those suckers can do, but until we have actual facts ... ?


I think BBC have said that the windows were all broken.
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Postby Shamhnan Insir » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:38 am

Dread Lady Nathicana wrote:
Shamhnan Insir wrote:Match postponed until tomorrow.
No danger to stadium had been reported. Possible that it was something mundane?

Possible a tire could have blown, from the damage and such those suckers can do, but until we have actual facts ... ?

If it's sourced as an explosion I would have thought a large tyre bursting wouldn't fit that criteria, although a good sized truck tyre popping can be pretty powerful. To have not called the game off indefinitely I'm somewhat doubtful it was insidious in origin.

EDIT - Nevermind. Reports are that there were 3 blasts?
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Postby Neu Leonstein » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:41 am

They're slowly clearing out the stadium, apparently the Monaco fans are chanting "Dortmund! Dortmund!"

Good stuff.
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Postby Neu Leonstein » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:46 am

Dortmund confirmed on twitter it was Batra and says he's in the hospital.
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Postby Risottia » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:45 pm

Thermodolia wrote:
Risottia wrote:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39571776

The bus carrying Borussia Dortmund to this evening's Champions League match has been hit by a blast. A team member is reportedly injured, no one else seems to have been hit. Nordrhein-Westfalen police are investigating the scene.

Oh god. Do they think that terrorism is involved?

Just checked Die Welt, no info about that so far but I would guess it's a rather widespread suspect.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:51 pm

BBC is currently reporting "three explosions". No-one is quoted suggesting any terrorist or malicious links, but I'd say it is a possibility.

Various statements have been made saying there is no danger in or around the stadium; no risk to the fans; however, fans in the stadium have been advised to remain there until it is safe for them to leave. The match has been postponed.

The blasts did not occur at the stadium.
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Postby The Serbian Empire » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:59 pm

Shamhnan Insir wrote:Match postponed until tomorrow.
No danger to stadium had been reported. Possible that it was something mundane?

I've seen engines/tires fail and either send metal shrapnel or fire out depending on how it failed.

This Fiat in this video shows you a failure of some kind whether tire or engine blowing a fender when doing a burnout.
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Postby Medwedian Democratic Federation » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:01 pm

Neu Leonstein wrote:They're slowly clearing out the stadium, apparently the Monaco fans are chanting "Dortmund! Dortmund!"

Good stuff.


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Postby Chrinthanium » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:14 pm

Sad to hear that one Dortmund player was injured. Marc Bartra. Thankfully, they say it isn't anything life-threatening or like that.

What I've read up till now is that it was three explosions. Police state that these alleged explosives may have been in hedges or somehow along the edge of the road. Bartra was injured when the windows exploded. I hope, as they've been saying, it isn't going turn out to be serious.

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